'Nine' keeps sensual flair, loses its...

'Nine' keeps sensual flair, loses its heart -- Theater, Chicago...

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 7, 2008, titled 'Nine' keeps sensual flair, loses its heart -- Theater, Chicago.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Part of the appeal of "Nine: The Musical," the fanciful theatrical rendition of Federico Fellini 's movie "81/2," is a stage full of beautiful, immaculately attired, Euro-chic women, variously kvetching, ...

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Margaret Dempsey

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 7, 2008
I wasn't alive in 1981. I can't tell if this guy likes the show or not, and I don't get why he is comparing it to a show no one has ever seen. Is there somewhere out there where I can read something about the play written for normal people?
Theatre Supporter

Lake Forest, IL

#2 Apr 8, 2008
Margaret Dempsey wrote:
I wasn't alive in 1981. I can't tell if this guy likes the show or not, and I don't get why he is comparing it to a show no one has ever seen. Is there somewhere out there where I can read something about the play written for normal people?
Yes: take a look at the review posted at http://steadstylechicago.com/nineporch.htm
Average Theatergoer

AOL

#3 Apr 8, 2008
I saw the show in previews and thought it was the best musical Porchlight has ever produced. Way to go!
podbet

AOL

#4 Apr 12, 2008
I saw this show last night and still can't tell what Chris Jones is talking about in this review. Yes, thee are issues with the material and the second act extended representation of the movie being made is problematic. But, if you are going to produce this show, you are stuck with the book as it is written. This is an exceedingly well sung and acted, creatively mounted and highly entertaining piece of theater that should be seen and enjoyed. Mr. Jones, stop writing for yourself alone. Perhaps your review was meant as a satire of how Guido looks at the world; self centered and self involved.
chaucerquest

Lake Bluff, IL

#5 Apr 20, 2008
I saw "Nine" last night and was very impressed. Porchlight is packing a lot of spectacle into a small space in this inventive production. Jeff Parker carries off the difficult vocal/acting role of Guido with aplomb. A new actress has taken over the role of Carla (Cassandra Liveris) and she's just amazing in "A Call from the Vatican," which she performs (acrobatically) in a bathtub that is wheeled around the stage.

This show reflects the higher ambitions and quality that Porchlight has shown in the past couple of years.

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